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THE TWO CHAMPIONS IN MARKETING LOGISTICS JOIN FORCES TO TOP EUROPE
- STACI, the leader in B2B fulfillment services, has announced the acquisition of its main competitor, EURODISLOG, in view of strengthening its offer to major accounts eager to outsource their supply chain in France or abroad.
- STACI reinforces its leadership position as the key player in a rapidly changing market that faces technological and digital innovations.
A LOGICAL AND STRATEGICAL MOVE
The leader in fulfillment services, who has achieved 172Mio € sales in 2017 and a 12% growth in first quarter 2018, is acquiring EURODISLOG, a company offering similar activities to STACI’s for the past 25 years, in the highly specialised sector of point of sales and field sales forces logistics.
With comparable expertise and know-how in fulfillment, warehousing and distribution as well as owning the inventory and order to cash services, both companies offer high added value logistics services.
Given the strong synergies in terms of business growth with clients in retail, services, automotive, pharmaceuticals industries, energy, banking and insurance sectors for STACI, and in the food and beverage industry for EURODISLOG, consolidation of both businesses was an evident choice.
A NEW DIMENSION FOR INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION
Both companies have joined forces with a shared vision in terms of boosting their development, particularly at an international level. Taking advantage of their synergies while sharing and combining resources, STACI and EURODISLOG intend to build a European leader in fulfillment serrvices and logistics. Adding 8 logistics platforms for a total of 65,000 m², 115 employees and annual sales of of €35M, the acquisition of EURODISLOG significantly strengthens STACI’s position in Europe.
“More than ever, logistics is a lever of competitiveness. We are convinced that bringing our teams and expertise together with EURODISLOG will boost our strenghts to advance further and faster in terms of international development. This combination enables us to answer to our clients’ needs more efficiently and to higher standards, and also offers the most innovative solutions for added value logistics.“
Thomas Mortier, CEO of STACI
With an existing setup of 47 logistics platforms, STACI continues to develop its European network and will inaugurate 6 new warehouses for total of 50,000 m² in the second half of 2018 in Hem, Bondoufle and Saint-Ouen l’Aumône in France, Milan in Italy, Düsseldorf in Germany and Barcelona in Spain.
STACI is also moving forward with innovation and continues the development of a new version of E-CATS – a market place to go live in the first quarter of 2019.
The STACI Goup will bring together all STACI’s and EURODISLOG’s 2015 employees.
Nicolas Morisse – CEO of EURODISLOG, David Plattard – Executive Vice President, Olivier Caylus and François Momplet – Key Account Directors, have all invested in the Group’s holding alongside STACI’s managers.
“For several years, we have been wanting to establish a European presence with local partners, but it just wasn’t enough and we had to rethink our strategy. The solution didn’t come up to us straight away, as it was difficult at first to envisage a collaboration with our long-term competitor. The persuasion of COBEPA – STACI’s main shareholder, added to the highly constructive discussions I have had with Thomas Mortier were key in deciding to add EURODISLOG to the STACI’s Group. The teams took to working together very quickly and very easily and rapidly started sharing best practices. The result is more than we could have hoped for. »
Nicolas Morisse, CEO of EURODISLOG
STACI is the leading French specialist in B2B retail logistics, serving key network groups (including retail, super/hypermarkets and major specialist retailers, the oil industry, the food processing sector, hospitality and catering, banking, insurance companies, telecom operators, automotive manufacturers and industry in general) and the public sector.
For over 30 years, STACI has provided tailored logistics solutions for bar-coded products (broadband routers, telephony, accessories, cosmetics, equipment, FMCG, high-tech, food etc.) and non-bar-coded products (including POS advertising, merchandising, printed materials and consumables).
STACI offers a full range of services, leveraging the expertise, processes and information systems it has developed in retail picking, sharing resources and warehouses, transport optimisation and inventory financing.
STACI has 47 sites in Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and achieved a turnover of €172M in 2017 with a workforce of 2015 employees.
Specialising in marketing and communication litterature, point of sale materials and corporate branded products since 1991, Eurodislog is one of the French leaders in the fulfillment and distribution market. With warehouses totalling 65,000 m² in the Paris area and Northern France, EURODISLOG also holds a network of 120 regional warehouses across France’s major cities, all connected to EURODISLOG’s IT systems. The company provides tailor-made solutions to fit the specific requirements of many business activities: retail, field sales forces, medical reps, merchandisers, product launches, marketing and communication campaigns… Since 2013, Eurodislog also offers a comprehensive e-commerce solution that includes automated technology and production lines capable of handling up to 2,000 parcels an hour.